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AIR pressure for tires

I live about 4 mile from the nearest gas staion to fill my tires before a trip. How long should I wiat at the station before I can fill them to the proper pressure? The first 2 milesare supposedly ok but what then.
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Check the pressure before you leave home (cold), lets say you have 32 psi and you want 34 psi, now lets say when you go 4 miles to the air pump and your pressure is at 33 psi, add 2 psi and bring it up to 35 psi. On the ohter hand after you drive 4 miles and the tire pressure is 10 psi, you have a leak to fix



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I live about 4 mile from the nearest gas staion to fill my tires before a trip. How long should I wiat at the station before I can fill them to the proper pressure? The first 2 milesare supposedly ok but what then.
Idea?

Small compressors (both 12vdc and 120/240vac) are very inexpensive and a good investment to have circa de la casa

Check online; that way you might not have to peso much.

http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com/...sor/p7629.html

Being able to service your own tires can be a blessing. I used to carry a 12v compressor with me on my Goldwing. Now I just carry a small portable bicycle pump and a tire repair kit.

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I would say "+1 to stratowart's suggestion (before the smarta** kicked in)

I remember seeing a pic of your bike and i don't believe you have an accessory power jack, so... i would guess a 12V pump wont do you much good.

If you invest in a bicycle style pump i recommend a 'foot' pump. They are a little more compact.

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I remember seeing a pic of your bike and i don't believe you have an accessory power jack, so... i would guess a 12V pump wont do you much good.
I've found the nifty inclusion of alligator clips on the compressor leads fit nicely on battery terminals
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I've found the nifty inclusion of alligator clips on the compressor leads fit nicely on battery terminals
Beat me to it, sort of thought common sense would have figgered in Did someone think you may be a smartass shame, shame
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Beat me to it, sort of thought common sense would have figgered in Did someone think you may be a smartass shame, shame
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DOH! ! !

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first of all, can anyone be that accurate with the gauges at the gas station? i think if you just air up your tires to 1psi above recommendations you'll be golden. don't overthink this.
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I don't think anybody is overthinking this, everybody I know will always put in 1 or 2 psi over the published recommended psi. The best thing one can do is use the same pressue gage to be consistant. I'd also bet that I wouldn't see a measurable difference after only 4 miles.



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first of all, can anyone be that accurate with the gauges at the gas station? i think if you just air up your tires to 1psi above recommendations you'll be golden. don't overthink this.
Oh! That's just great bevo Throw common sense into the mix and confuse us more


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